Crown of "Wicker Tree" by Mike Helbing. The 28-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture of a tree was installed in Wicker Park's namesake park on Monday. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

Wicker Park’s Newest Public Art: A Steel Tree Planted In A Grove Of Real Trees

One woman saw the $30,000 piece as a statement on nature and urbanization, while a man walking his dog said he'd rather see a real tree than a fake one.

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Yo-Yo Ma Will Perform With Kids In A West Side Park After His Big Millennium Park Concert

As part of Friday's Day of Action against gun violence, Ma will be performing across the city at events geared towards building community.

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Feds Raid Ald. Carrie Austin’s Far South Side Ward Office

An FBI spokeswoman told Block Club Chicago agents had "conducted court-authorized law enforcement activities" in the area.

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Want To Break a World Record? Head To A Chicago Park District Pool Thursday

The Park District is joining in on a worldwide effort to break the record for the World's Largest Swim Lesson.